04/07/2014 - 14:39

CCI keen to hear from business about red tape

04/07/2014 - 14:39


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CCI keen to hear from business about red tape

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA has launched a new website for businesses to air their issues with bureaucratic red tape.

Results of a recent CCI survey showed nearly 85 per cent of businesses across Australia said their regulatory burden had increased over the past 12 months.

Submissions to the website will be reviewed and passed on to the relevant government minister or agency for action.

CCI WA chief executive Deidre Willmott said it was important that the government received tangible examples of how regulation was holding back business.

Examples already posted on the website include a food manufacturer which said any change of labelling can cost up to $200,000 due to mandatory labelling standards, as well as a training organisation that has had to employ two full time staff members to deal with compliance issues.

“CCI has been working closely with our members to identify the specific examples of red-tape frustration that holds back an organisation from growing their business,” CCI WA chief executive Diedre Willmott said.

“Governments at all levels have shown a desire to tackle excessive regulation.

“This webpage provides an opportunity for all businesses to provide their specific examples so we can help take them to state and federal governments.”

The webpage can be found here.


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